The Universe to attend Lednica, the world's largest religious youth meeting, in Poland
A representative from The Catholic Universe will be attending the Poland-wide Youth Meeting Lednica 2000, which will take place on Saturday 6th June.
Lukasz Lukasiewicz, a representative for The Universe, will be participating in the major annual gathering of the Catholic youth in Poland, known as Lednica. The event is organised near Poznań in Lednica, close to the Lednica Lake, where it is believed Polish monarch, Mieszko I was baptised in 966.
Lednica, the largest regular religious youth meeting in the world, excluding those attended by the Pope, is an annual event that always takes place on the first Saturday of June. Attendances of the previous five meetings have been between 60,000 and 80,000 participants.
The famous Dominican friar Jan Góra initiated the gatherings in 1997 and they have occurred every year since. A tradition at the event involves the Pope sending an annual special message to the participants of Lednica. This tradition, first initiated by Pope John Paul II was continued by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI and following his papal resignation, picked up by Pope Francis.
2013’s Lednica was entitled ‘In the name of the Father’ with 2014’s message being ‘In the name of the Son’. It is no surprise that this year’s Lednica will have the title: ‘In the name of the Holy Spirit’.
This year mark’s the nineteenth annual gathering in which young people choose Christ as the most important value in their lives. They will be sharing their enthusiasm for faith and their happiness of being close to Christ through prayer, songs and dances.
Lednica have extended their invitation to their friends from all over Europe to come and choose Christ, who has chosen us first. They would like to share the unifying and the apostolic nature of the Catholic Church.
To view a short video entitled ‘Join Us’ click here.
A song, entitled ‘Jesus, I trust in You!’, prepared especially for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow is also available here.
Photos: the Archives of Lednica Community www.lednica2000.pl